What You Need to Know About Birth Control
There are many different types of birth control on the market and determining which may be best for you and your body can be difficult. Not only will this guide help to distinguish between the different forms but you should also discuss with your doctor what the best method of birth control may be.
Which birth control methods also protect against sexually transmitted infections?The best protection against STIs is the male condom with the female condom providing less protection. You should use a male condom in addition to the other methods of birth control to protect against STIs. Many STIs are spread through the physical contact of infected body parts and so birth control methods that do not create a barrier between those parts cannot effectively protect against infection.
What are the different methods of birth control?There are many different birth control methods available nowadays and finding the best one for you means speaking with your gynecologist and considering the following:
- Any health problems you may have.
- How well each method prevents pregnancy.
- How easy it is to use.
- If you need a prescription in order to get it.
- If it protects against STIs